A tribute to Condoleeza Rice and George W. Bush who, despite voluminious evidence to the contrary, said, "I don't think anybody could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center, take another one and slam it into the Pentagon, that they would try to use an airplane as a missile," adding that "even in retrospect" there was "nothing" to suggest that" and "I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees," respectively.

Monday, January 10, 2005


Amazingly, no matter what sort of chicanery the Bush administration indulges in and gets caught, somebody, somewhere will attempt to mitigate and defend by invoking the Clinton Defense.

The recent escapade, which now comes to light about our government using our money to promote gwb’s image with the Black community is no exception.

For example, Byron York from the National Review on Meet the Press this last Sunday.

But, you know, The New York Times actually quoted the head of Medialink which is the company that does a lot of these video news releases, saying, you know, "The Clinton administration did more of this." This is something that's been going on for quite a while. And you can argue back and forth whether it's an appropriate expenditure of taxpayer funds, but the key question with the video news releases is you've got to know in the actual product, in this story, this was something produced and paid for by the government.

For example, this sorry bit of “well he did it too” from the New York Times

"The Clinton administration was probably even more active than the Bush administration" in distributing news segments promoting its policies, said Laurence Moskowitz, chairman and chief executive of Medialink, a major producer of promotional news segments. After the Government Accountability Office decision last spring, he said, his firm began advising government clients to disclose each tape's nature in its script.

How about an example to prove your assertion, dimwit?

How about not equating the production of “news segments” with cash payments tantamount to payola?

How about just once not providing weasel room for gwb and his minions when they're caught red-handed?

So, we’re to believe that the Republican hit squads in the media and in Congress would have not screamed to high heaven if Clinton had pulled this sort of trick. Give John Stossel a break!

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